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Future mergers will be assessed on datasets as well as market share, says Singapore competition regulator

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:59
Singapore's Competition Commission (CCS) must consider how to make its policies and principles relevant in an age of big data, chairman Aubeck Kam has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Building information modelling: the benefits for employers

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:01
ANALYSIS: Slow take-up of building information modelling (BIM) in the private sector means that employers are missing out on the many benefits use of the technology can bring.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Scottish parliament fights cyber attack

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:25
The Scottish parliament has been hit by a hacking attack this week.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Latest TalkTalk fine a warning to firms to keep IT systems up to date, expert says

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:49
The latest fine issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against TalkTalk should be seen as a warning to businesses of all sizes to keep their IT systems up to date, an expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Fox now expecting Sky takeover deal to close 'by June 2018'

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:06
The planned £11.7 billion acquisition of Sky plc by 21st Century Fox is now expected to close in the first half of next year, according to Fox chief executive James Murdoch.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Hefty fines proposed for 'essential services' that fail to prepare for cyber attacks

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 13:55
UK operators of 'essential services' such as energy, health, transport or water could face fines of up to £17 million if they fail to protect themselves from cyber attacks, the government has announced.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Government outlines detail of new UK data protection laws

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:39
The UK government has announced more details behind its upcoming Data Protection Bill, which will transpose into domestic law the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Deadline for compliance with EU rules on online portability of content pushed back

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:05
The date on which new EU rules regarding the portability of online content will come into effect has been revised.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

BT proposes to proactively fulfil UK government's goal of universal broadband

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 15:06
The UK government is considering an offer from BT to provide universal broadband access to properties across the country in a move which could see a potential new regulatory universal service obligation (USO) for broadband scrapped.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

European Commission concerned by banks' research pricing

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:54
The European Commission's financial stability team Fisma has contacted some European banks over the price they charge asset managers for research, Financial News has reported.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Information audits advised for foreign technology companies in China

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:22
ANALYSIS: Global technology companies operating in China should consider an information audit to account for new cybersecurity and data laws in the country.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ofcom confirms plans to free up more spectrum for future 5G services

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 16:17
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed its intention to make more spectrum available for mobile data services, including potential 5G services in future.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ofcom consults on plans to release more spectrum to support 5G networks

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:14
The UK's telecoms regulator has announced plans to release more spectrum to support future demand for '5G' networks.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Uber France partners with Axa to offer insurance cover for drivers

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:25
Uber France is to work with insurance company Axa to offer accident cover to its drivers. 
Categories: Cyber Risk News

BT wins legal challenge against Ofcom's definition of business broadband markets

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 09:10
Plans to require BT to allow competing telecoms companies access to spare telecoms capacity, so that they can deliver rival broadband services to business customers, have been "quashed" by the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Premier League wins court order to block servers supporting illegal streams and sale of streaming devices during 2017/18 football season

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 08:15
Major UK internet service providers (ISPs) will be forced to block access to servers used to support the illegal streaming of English Premier League matches throughout the forthcoming 2017/18 football season.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Ban on petrol and diesel car sales from 2040 puts emphasis on updating UK's energy infrastructure, says expert

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:46
UK government plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 will place a major emphasis on improving the country's energy infrastructure, an expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Businesses warned against 'dressing up' marketing emails that customers have opted out of

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:39
Businesses cannot send marketing emails to customers that have elected to opt out of receiving such messages as part of moves to update their terms and conditions, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK parliamentary committee opens inquiry into AI

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:17
The economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence (AI) are to be assessed by a UK parliamentary committee.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Rumours emerge on basis for legal challenge against Unified Patent Court reforms in Germany

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:32
Alternative reports have emerged in Germany about what the basis for a legal challenge brought against legislation passed in Germany to ratify the planned new Unified Patent Court (UPC) system in Europe is, an expert has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News